Bullying and online safety - information for professionals

Free online safety and anti-bullying training and accreditation

Anti-bullying accreditation

Northamptonshire County Council have teamed up with the Anti-Bullying Alliance and their All Together Programme to offer primary and secondary schools a wonderful opportunity across Northamptonshire to become an All Together, anti-bullying school. At the end of the programme you will receive a kite mark to highlight the positive steps your school are taking in tackling bullying.

This is not just a training course, you could be the first batch of schools to implement the All Together Programme across Northamptonshire and be awarded for it.

The workshops will cover:

  • bullying and its impact on children and young people
  • preventing bullying
  • bullying and the law
  • reporting and recording bullying
  • the social model and bullying
  • models of response and resolution
  • principles of prevention and response
  • using the All Together Action Plan

We welcome up to two attendees from any school in Northamptonshire County Council including maintained schools, academies, special schools, PRUs and free schools. It is open to primary and secondary.

Location ​Date and time ​How to book
​One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton

​Friday 12 July

9am to 3.45

​To log an interest in the workshop please email: onlinesafety@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Online safety

The UK Safer Internet Centre are back by popular demand. In June they are running 2 free, online safety sessions one in Kettering and one in Northampton. The sessions are aimed at any one that works with young people from DSLs to social workers.

Select one of the links to find out more or email onlinesafety@northamptonshire.gov.uk for more information.

​Location ​Date and time ​How to book
​Learning Annex
One Angel Square
Northamptonshire County Council

​Monday 10 June

2.30 to 4.30pm

Book via Eventbrite
​East Northamptonshire Council
Cedar Drive
NN14 4LZ

​Tuesday 11 June

9.30 to 11.30am

Book via Eventbrite

Online safety sessions for schools

Northamptonshire County Council has an online safety team that provides the following training and workshops for young people within schools and organisations.

  • Staff session – 2 hours on ways to keep young people safe online.
  • Parent session – 1 hour aimed at parents and carers on ways to keep young people safe online.
  • Young people / student session (5 to 18 years) – 1 hour per session but email us for more information.
  • Governor training – 1 hour covering good practice and affective online safety polices.

A video clip of Simon Aston, our online safety officer, working with some sixth form students.  



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What policies and documents should my school or setting have in place?

If you provide children and young people with access to the internet and technologies you should have the following in place:

  • Online safety policy – Details the technical infrastructure, filtering provision, safeguarding measures, levels of education and training for staff, parents and pupils.
  • Staff acceptable use policy – This document governs staff use of technologies and the internet.
  • Online safety audit – All online safety incidents should be logged to provide an audit trail of actions taken and individuals involved.

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